“Re-Entry should not be understood as the closing of the book on the overseas experience, for in a larger sense, re-entry never truly ends. After all, people don’t actually get over experiences, especially profound ones, as much as they incorporate them into their character and personality and respond to all subsequent experience from the perspective of their new self.”
- Craig Storti
Especially that phrase “people don’t actually get over experiences.”
It reminded me of a conversation I had in my travels with a young lady who feels the pressure to “get over” something that I don’t think she’ll ever “get over.”
And maybe she shouldn’t.
. . . we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.